A Spooky Storytime for Remove

1 November 2023

On Tuesday 31 October, our Remove (Year 7) pupils spent their final lesson of the day in the Murray Centre Library for a very special – and spooky! – event.

The pupils arrived at the Library to find it transformed from its usual light and bright state. Instead, the room was plunged into darkness with a few lanterns casting an atmospheric glow, cobwebs covered the shelves of books and a large chair sat beside a cauldron. The perfect venue for a Halloween storytime session!

The first tale was a ghost story called The Hanging Tree by Anne Rooney which was dramatically read by Mr Castell (Head of Enrichment and Extra Curricular Drama).

Two of our Upper Sixth seniors then took to the stage to recite haunting poems. Thank you to Eliza (Head of Extra-Curricular Drama) and Izzy (Head of Dance) for joining the occasion.


Mrs Hill (Murray Centre and Library Manager), dressed in her finest witch’s garb, was the last to read aloud. She chose two short stories from the Scary Stories for Campfires collection by Arthur Myers. The chilling tale of ‘The Boy with the Brass Buttons’ and ‘Deadly Kindness’.

Our thanks to the Library team for staging such a fantastic event for the Remove. You can discover more about the Murray Centre Library here.

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